LOT 015

1914 - 2003

Maquette IV High Wind
bronze sculpture, 1980
on verso signed, editioned 7/9 and inscribed "C1" and "B"
15 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 11 in 39.4 x 23.5 x 27.9 cm

Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000

Preview at: Heffel Montreal

Waddington & Shiell Galleries, Toronto
Private Collection, Montreal, 1987

Dennis Farr and Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor: With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 1947 - 2005, 2014, reproduced page 347 and listed page 453, catalogue #C1

Maquette IV High Wind is an experiential object that, when carefully observed, reveals the unique working methods of Lynn Chadwick as a sculptor. He was first an architect and draughtsman, who found his way to freelance sculpting through creating mobiles and constructions rather than forms and models. His novel approach to sculpture was a radical departure from traditional methods and set Chadwick on a trajectory of success.

As with most of his best work, he first framed a central “skeleton,” and then applied layers of “skin” to this central core. As his artistic practice continued to evolve, by the mid-1970s Chadwick became absorbed by movement. In Maquette IV High Wind, a strong headwind reverberates through the woman’s hair and skirt with a visceral strength, while simultaneously concealing her face. This unseen gust influences the movement of the static metal. The interplay between the two elements reveals a beautiful tension that is perceptible in all the subtle variations of the High Wind series.

Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000

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